Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Tale of Three Horses Part 3

So many horses and so little time to blog. I’ve told the story of Punch in a different post under a different heading but I should have started with a tale of four horses because Punch certainly rated as one … Continue reading

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Dad and the Duke

Dad was a very competitive showman of animals. He would show anything and  learnt how to be an expert on every type of fur and feather as well as large animals like cows. He was a King’s Cup judge at … Continue reading

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The Bull in the Bathroom Part 2

Villa Castrorum was built in the 18th century and 1797 was painted on the lintel over the door. In the 18th century indoor plumbing was not a big thing and all the wonders of modern sanitation never actually came to … Continue reading

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The Bull in the Bathroom

Villa Castrorum was a fine granite built typical Guernsey farmhouse with particularly well proportioned rooms. It was basically a two up and two down. The hallway was  spacious and over it was a box room which served as a very small third … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2b

Now Kitty after the ear incident was not a very nice horse. I’m pleased to report her change of nature didn’t last long and she soon returned to being a horse who had no problem being ridden bareback by up … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2

Kitty was always called the French Mare having been brought to Guernsey by the German invaders. I don’t know how Dad got hold of her and when but I do know she was one of those special horses whose memory … Continue reading

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Health and Safety

My grandson is observed at all times by a responsible adult. When he travels he sits on a special seat and is always strapped in. He feels uncomfortable even if his mum is moving the car in the drive and … Continue reading

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